Expat Services & Support

We free up your time so you can be more successful and enjoy your stay in our country.

As a consequence of the bilateral agreements and the free movement of employees all over Europe and abroad, the world is getting smaller. This generates numerous questions in the area of employee compensation and benefits. Where and how should the employee receive their salary (expats); which type of insurance coverage do they require; what kind of taxes do they need to pay etc. These questions are important for you and essential in order to make the decision to come to Switzerland. Our support during your on-boarding in Switzerland and during the the startup period makes your live easier and enables you to focus on starting your new role.

Our custom support solutions

Relocation of international employees

Permit issues

Support of international border commuters

Pension plan support / Coverage / Cash out

AHV Support / Cash out (First pillar system)

Tax advice

Health Insurance questions

Personal Insurance questions

Expense allowance support

Tax at source support (all cantons)


Have a look at our Golf 4 Fun Expat Tournament series!


Facts about working in Switzerland

If you would like to work in Switzerland, it is advisable to consider some basic facts in order to make your stay as pleasant and trouble-free as possible. Aside from administrative matters like work permits, there are financial aspects to consider such as taxes and social contributions. Ideally, you should try and get some information about these issues in advance.

Old-age provision in Switzerland consists of 3 pillars

1st pillar
Governmental Provision

The 1st pillar includes the old-age and survivors‘ insurance (AHV), invalidity insurance (IV) as well as possible supplementary benefits (EL). The 1st pillar is supposed to secure one’s livelihood and is compulsory for the whole population.

2nd pillar
Occupational Provision

The occupational old-age, survivors‘ and invalidity provision (BVG) and the Accident Insurance Act compose the 2nd pillar. It is compulsory for the working population. The benefits of occupational provision – together with the 1st pillar (AHV/IV) – are supposed to enable the continuation of the accustomed lifestyle.

3rd pillar
Private Provision

The 3rd pillar is optional and complements the 1st and 2nd pillar. Provision gaps can be closed with private savings or the purchase of property. There are two types. Pillar 3 a ( bound provision) and Pillar 3b (free provision). Contrary to Pillar 3a, Pillar 3b is fiscally not privileged. On the other hand, it is more flexible and not limited to a certain circle of persons.

Get in touch for more information!

Stamford Payroll
Friedensgasse 10
4143 Dornach (Basel)
+41 61 560 10 90